No matter how much you love your house, the time will come to sell your home-- you may need to move for a new job, sell due to a divorce, or just need more space due to a growing family. Unfortunately, home sellers can make a lot of mistakes that cause their home to languish on the market. If you want to sell your home for a good price without delays, avoid these common mistakes:
Believing Your Home is Worth More Than It Is
One of the single biggest mistakes homeowners make when selling their home is pricing it too high. It doesn't matter how much work you put into it or how much you spent making improvements. The market value of your home will be determined by the price that comparable homes have sold for. Your best bet is to price your home fairly since in a seller's market, it is possible for a bidding war to occur.
Neglecting to Prepare for Viewings
Prospective home buyers don't want to see how your family lived in a home, they want to imagine themselves living in it. Prior to listing your home for sale, it is important to remove all family photos from the wall, as well as putting away personal items and knick knacks. Ideally, your home should look similar to a model home when it is shown. You want potential buyers to be able to see themselves living in your house and making it their own.
In this day and age, the majority of home buyers start their search by looking on the internet. Thus, having the best photos possible of your home is extremely important. Before photos are taken, make sure that your home is sparkling clean from top to bottom. You should also ask your real estate agent to hire a professional real estate photographer to ensure that the photos of your home are as enticing as possible.
Always Being Home
Selling a house is not always fun. But when you are putting your house on the market, it is important to be able to leave quickly when a potential buyer requests a showing. While your home is for sale, you will need to be on top of always keeping it clean so it looks its best when potential buyers view it. You will also need to have a plan to leave on short notice if a real estate agent has a showing-- most buyers don't enjoy looking at a house when the owner is home.Share